BB&T Building Fixes Illumination

November 25th, 2008

After almost five months, Two Hannover Square has finally attended to the embarrassing lack of flood lighting on the building’s architectural setbacks. Since mid-June, the decorative illumination has been turning on a little past 9:30 PM, well past the “magic hour” atmospheric conditions that occur after sunset, which prevent optimal evening photography. To make matters worse, many of the setbacks have had missing flood lights, leaving the overall appearance incomplete. I had guessed that the powers that be may get around to fixing it for Raleigh Wide Open III, but to no avail. Here we are in the last few remaining days of November, and the annual changeover to the holiday green lighting has nearly solved this frustrating problem for Raleigh’s image (in my opinion). Lights are still missing from the second setback down from the roofline, and the top “fins” have not made the switch from white to green, though I expect the fins to be changed soon based on previous years. Lets hope that an appropriate person reads this and can get the remaining setbacks lit!

Detail of the Two Hannover Square, Raleigh.

BB&T Building from the Raleigh Convention Center

Looking down Cabarrus Street


  1. John says:

    November 25th, 2008 at 10:38 pm (#)

    Much better looking now.

  2. unique1rdu says:

    November 25th, 2008 at 10:56 pm (#)


  3. Ari says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 5:08 pm (#)

    Nice. I always liked those lights 🙂

  4. Eric says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 7:18 pm (#)

    about time

  5. Matt says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 7:59 pm (#)

    As of tonight, they have fixed the remaining setbacks and switched the top fins to green. Looks like we have a completely illuminated building!

  6. Ari says:

    November 26th, 2008 at 8:30 pm (#)

    Thanks for the update, Matt!

  7. roguejam says:

    November 27th, 2008 at 2:55 am (#)

    If only RBC Bank lit their spire red or something, it would be amazing. However, one of my favorite things about Two Hannover Square is this green lighting during December.

  8. Ernest says:

    November 27th, 2008 at 12:41 pm (#)

    Yes, FINALLY!!! Excellent quality images, as always. Thanks, Matt.

  9. Matt H. says:

    November 28th, 2008 at 10:18 am (#)

    It’s about time they light this building up again! The skyline is way to dark nowadays.

  10. Billy Bob says:

    December 1st, 2008 at 9:04 am (#)


  11. Jonathan Hawkins says:

    December 1st, 2008 at 7:06 pm (#)

    I really think they should keep it like this year round. Or at least some color.

  12. Perry says:

    December 8th, 2008 at 12:52 pm (#)

    I wish they’d rotate colors on it throughout the year. Maybe multiple colors at the same time? Like the spire on the Empire State Building.

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